Conservative defence critic wants top security clearance for House defence committee - 2020-01-22

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F0.png Conservative defence critic wants top security clearance for House defence committee January 22, 2020, Charlie Pinkerton, iPolitics

The longtime lead for the Conservatives on national defence issues says in the minority Parliament he'll be pushing for members of the House defence committee to receive the highest level of security clearance so they're able to more actively engage on issues of national security.

Conservative defence critic James Bezan told iPolitics in an interview that he would like to see the committee members given security clearance to match the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP), which gives its members access to highly classified government information.

"We could actually empower and provide top secret-level clearance to the national defence committee so that they could make better-informed decisions and help provide concrete feedback to the government on things like procurement, on things like national intelligence, on things like how we integrate and operate with our (Five Eyes) partners," Bezan said.

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{{cite news | first = Charlie | last = Pinkerton | title = Conservative defence critic wants top security clearance for House defence committee | url = https://ipolitics.ca/2020/01/22/conservative-defence-critic-wants-top-security-clearance-for-house-defence-committee/ | work = iPolitics | date = January 22, 2020 | accessdate = January 23, 2020 }}